One of the most romantic locations in your home is the balcony, and you can turn that sweet space into a beautiful, serene floral destination with a few balcony garden tips. Even the smallest of balconies can be turned into a lush oasis, complete with a variety of plants and flowers that offer a sense of calm and tranquility.
How To Transform Your Balcony
Work With What You Have
Jane Cumberbatch, interior and garden designer as well as author told Architectural Digest you should make the best of what you have. “However small, it’s about treating your outside space as if it’s an extension of your interior no matter how many floors above ground level.”
Also, don’t just think about the walking space, but be creative with every inch of space on your balcony. She added, “Think also how you might use the walls or railings as supports for climbers such as a fragrant jasmine or honeysuckle.”
Depending on where you live, adding some cascading plants or glamorous, vivid flowers can add an unexpected charm to your curb appeal. If you don’t have a lot of room on your outdoor terrace, you can still decorate it with elegant vases and planters to add your plants and flowers. Potted plants, hanging baskets, and trellises can add a touch of greenery and create a sense of privacy.
Hanging plants, such as ferns and ivy, are great for small balconies as they save space and add a vertical element. Potted plants, such as herbs and succulents, are ideal for larger balconies and can be arranged in creative ways to create a cohesive look.
To choose the best plants for your space, do some research on what plants will thrive in the climate where you live. You can also choose to plant all colorful plants, only green plants, or a mix of both. Consider the color of your home, too. Earth-tone exteriors look best with green plants and vines. Don’t forget to factor in how much sun you do and don’t get, either.
Add Furniture and Decor
Depending on the size of your balcony, you can add a few outdoor furniture pieces to create the ultimate mood. Use furniture and decor that complements your plants and creates a harmonious atmosphere, such as a cozy armchair or a small bistro set for enjoying a morning coffee. Opt for natural materials like wood and wicker to add warmth and texture to your balcony. Choose a color scheme that is calming and soothing, such as earthy tones or pastel hues. Also consider incorporating decor elements that complement your personal style, such as colorful outdoor pillows or a statement rug.
Choose the Right Lighting
Don’t forget to incorporate some lighting into your balcony. Soft lighting can add a cozy and romantic feel to your balcony, making it a perfect spot to unwind in the evenings. String lights, lanterns, and candles are all great options for adding ambiance to your balcony.
Use Water Features
Consider adding some water features to your balcony. A small fountain or a bubbling water feature can add a relaxing sound to your balcony and help create a calming atmosphere. Additionally, adding a bird feeder or bird bath can attract birds and add life to your balcony. Using your outdoor space to attract butterflies and other birds that will make your area more serene.
Turning your balcony into a serene garden is an excellent way to create a peaceful oasis in the midst of city life or even suburb life, and you don’t need to do any extensive labor to make a garden on your balcony. By adding a few plants and water features, incorporating lighting and choosing the right furniture and color palette, you can create a space that is both beautiful and functional.
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